Announcement of Expert for Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM)

Job Title: Middle East Expert
Working For: Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM)
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Salary: pro rota

The Opportunity
Developments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have accelerated recently and have become more complex and exciting due to such constant changes. Studying the Middle Eastern has thus become more important and attractive, in theory, and practice, than ever before. As one of Turkey’s leading think-tanks on regional studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM) is seeking researchers that can contribute to the study of Middle Eastern affairs.

Job Description
ORSAM is seeking experts to conduct in-depth research on social, cultural, economic and political issues in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Turkey's interactions with regional concerns and foreign relations with respective countries. ORSAM is also looking for experts that can take part in training, seminar and workshops.

This role is available on a full time or part-time basis.

Applications are open to academics working at universities as well as those with experience in the public or private sectors.

Key Skills

  • PhD students or PhD in social sciences.
  • Experience in data collecting, analysis, reporting and literature savvy.
  • Fluent in Arabic and one of the following languages: English, Persian, Hebrew, or French.
  • Excellent writing skills, including editing and producing accurate policy papers to tight deadlines

Those interested must send their CV, two samples of academic work and a cover letter to

Interview/Start Dates
Application deadline: 
Shortlisted candidates will be informed on:

Interview date: 
Please bring two references to the interview.

For more information please contact us on:
Phone: (0312) 430 26 09